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We are very pleased to announce that the only 100 mile trail race in the state of Indiana will be held at Chain O' Lakes State Park in Albion, Indiana on April 26-27, 2014.
Please note that there will also be a 50 mile race option on the same course with the 100 mile race. There will be a 30 hour time limit for the 100 milers and a 15 hour time limit for the 50 milers.
The Indiana Trail 100 is a non-profit event managed by ultra-runners with the net proceeds going back to the park. We are convinced that once you run on our scenic course you will keep coming back. We will help you achieve your goal, whether it's your first 50 or 100 miler or setting your personal record time.
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON SATURDAY, MAY 25TH
1) 2014 Race Date – The 2014 Indiana Trail 100 will be held April 26-27. We’re moving back one week, in observance of the Easter Holiday weekend.
2) Cap – The limit for the 2014 race will be 330 runners. It is at the race committee’s discretion to decide the number of 100 mile entrants, with a maximum of 200 entries for the 100 mile field.
3) Registration – This year, registration will be provided solely through RunRace. Please enter online (5/25 or later) through the Indiana Trail 100 website, under Entry/Registration. Please note that registration on RunRace is credit card only.
4) Fee – For 2014, there will be one fee only (no graduating scale by deadline date) for both the 100 mile and 50 mile entrants. The fee for 100 milers is $180 and the fee for 50 milers is $95.
5) Waiting list – We anticipate this event to sell out, perhaps quicker than the 2013 race. Once we reach our cap of 330 runners we will create a waiting list. These runners will be listed in the order in which they sign up, so the first on the waiting list will be the first to take the place of someone that drops out. Please see the Indiana Trail 100 website for refund information.
6) No bonus for 2014 – There will be no bonus provided for the 2014 event.
7) Western States – Per Craig Thornley, the race director of the WSER, we are currently under consideration for their 2015 qualifier list. They will evaluate and post the qualifying races on their website this fall.
8) Midwest Grand Slam – The director of the MWGS will re-evaluate the series after the final 2013 event has concluded. But the Indiana Trail 100 will be a part of the 2014 Midwest Grand Slam, either as the Super Slam race or part of the Grand Slam.
9) Charity Runner - Since the Indiana Trail 100 is a nonprofit, charity event, we thought it would be fitting to invite a runner that will be running for charity. We are pleased to announce that the charity runner for the 2014 race will be Juan Juarez. Please congratulate Juan, as we salute him for helping those that are less fortunate.
10) Apparel – We are currently negotiating with a sponsor regarding apparel for the 2014 event. We’ll announce this later and follow up with any entrants regarding their sizes.
11) Ham Radio/Medical Personnel/Volunteers – We’re pleased to announce that the best ham radio and medical personnel involved in any 100 mile race in the country will be returning for the 2014 Indiana Trail 100. Additionally, all of our key volunteers are also returning, with the goal of making our event the best it can be for the runners.
The following people won their respective categories:
First Place Overall Female 100 Miler - Michele Yates 17:35
First Place Overall Male 100 Miler - Mark Ott 18:19
First Place Indiana Female 100 Miler - Marci Wease 25:29
First Place Indiana Male 100 Miler - Paul Stofko 19:09
First Place Overall Female 50 Miler - Barb Delgado 8:18
First Place Overall Male 50 Miler - Paul Dott 7:31
First Place Indiana Female 50 Miler - Kate Lock 9:24
First Place Indiana Male 50 Miler - Christopher Zadroga 8:06
2) Tent space availability on the right side of the Shady Shelter – There are approximately 50-60 small tent spaces available for participant (runner) on the right side of the Shady Shelter. We have no idea whether we’ll fill up that space or not but it will be available on a first come, first serve basis as of Friday, April 19th. There will be no reservations available. We’re relying on the participants to determine what a small tent is but please be considerate, as we want to fit in as many participants as possible
3) Campground space – There will be an abundance of campground space available, so participants we’ll have many options to choose from if they do not get a space behind the main event tent. The campground is adjacent to the start/finish line that comes with your own personal parking space. The campground space is available on a first come, first serve basis and you can discuss the available options with the person at the campground gate. The link to the campground information http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/5060.htm Please note that the tent space on the right side of the Shady Shelter is free, while the campground will charge a small fee for their space. The link above includes the rates for various options. 4) Parking – There will be parking available at the Sand Lake beach parking lot, the parking lot overlooking Sand Lake, as well as the campground overflow lot. Each is a relatively short distance from the start/finish line. There will be no parking available across the street next to the main event tent or where the medical personnel will have their ambulance docked. 5) Park Fees – The gate attendant will be on site when you arrive at the entrance on Friday or Saturday. The link for park entrance fees is attached below but the fees will be waived for all participants (runners) and volunteers. You need to provide your name to the gate attendant and you’ll be allowed through. Please note that non-participants that drive separately will have to pay, as will all other park attendees that weekend. http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/5062.htm 6) Friday night pasta dinner – The menu consists of the standard pre-race pasta dinners at an ultra event such as this. Please note that there are approximately 100 meals still available, so please contact Mary Ann Troutner at email@example.com to reserve your meal. There may be some walk up availability but they cannot make an unlimited amount, so please consider this when deciding to purchase a meal because they may run out. 7) Drop Bags – The drop bags will be available for runners during the race at the main event tent and the rally campground only. There will be no drop bags at the schoolhouse. You can present your drop bags Friday evening at the main event tent. Please write your name and bib number on your drop bags, as well as identify where you want the bags to go – main event tent or rally campground. After you’re done running in the event, you can pick up your drop bags at either or both locations. Please note that anything left behind after the event will not be mailed out, so it is your responsibility to retrieve your bags after you’re done running. We’ll have a transportation vehicle that will bring the drop bags from the rally campground back to the main event tent after the race is over but you can go out and pick your bag up if you want it earlier. 8) Pacers – All pacers need to sign in at the main event tent before running with your entrant. Please note that all pacers are required to wear a bib for identification purposes. 9) Crew – Per the previous announcement, there is limited parking space at the schoolhouse. You will not be permitted to park on the side of the road near there or anywhere in the park for that matter. There are many crew-friendly trails that you can access throughout the park if you want to stay in contact with your runner. There will be parking at the rally campground but please follow the signs as to where to park, as no vehicles will be allowed near the aid station for safety purposes. 10) Aid stations – The electrolyte drinks will consist of GU Brew and Gatorade, as well as water and other assorted drinks. There will be several food options (which we’ll list separately at a later time), as well as gels available. 11) Maps – We’ll provide an update on this shortly. Maps will either be available for participants online or in your goody bags during packet pickup. Either way, you’ll have the opportunity to get a course map prior to the event. 12) Toilets – There are bathrooms available at the Sand Lake beach building. There will also be several pit toilets available throughout the campground, as well as aid stations. There may also be some portable toilets available at the aid stations as well. 13) Course Markings – We’ll provide another update on this next week, as well as the course conditions. Please note that the course will consist of pink flags and signs. In the evening we’ll have chem lights at various spots on the course as well. Anyone that has run the course will tell you that it is very well marked. We do need to remember that this is a public park and we’ll be sharing it with the public. We’ll discuss this more next week, as well as at the pre-race instructions. 14) Medical Personnel – We’re very fortunate to have the Noble County EMS involved with our event. They will be located at each aid station. Please thank them for their support and assistance with our event. 15) Ham Radio Operators – We’re very fortunate to have the Noble County Emergency Management and the Noble County ARES involved with our event. There will be several ham radio operators throughout the course monitoring runners, as well as the weather. Please thank them for their support and assistance with our event. 16) Scoring – Please note that each runner will need to report their bib number at each aid station. This is necessary for monitoring purposes. Also, it is very important to announce at any of the aid stations if you’re dropping out of the race. Do not drop out of the event without notifying someone at any of the aid stations. Failure to do so will result in an unnecessary search and will disqualify you from any future events. When dropping at a aid station turn in your chip so we can collect them an you will not be billed for the replacement cost. Please make sure to thank all of the volunteers that will be out on the course throughout the event giving up their free time to help you achieve your goals.
We will have a series of announcements each month until the start of the inaugural Indiana Trail 100. Please see the following and let us know if you have any questions or need additional information:
The Indiana Trail 100 is proud to be a part of the 2013 Midwest Grand Slam of Ultrarunning. The Indiana Trail 100 will serve as the springboard event for the other four races in the Slam: The Kettle Moraine 100 Mile Endurance Run, the Mohican Trail 100 Mile Run, the Burning River 100 Mile Endurance Run, and the Hallucination 100 Mile Run. Anyone that completes all five events will be designated a Super Slammer. Please visit the Midwest Grand Slam of Ultrarunning website for further details on how you can become a part of the Midwest Super Slammers .
DROP BAGS for your extra gear & special needs:
The course is a 16.67 mile mixture of wide and narrow trails - from rolling hills, dirt, and off camber grass sections. There will be relatively little road running on the course. The terrain and woods provides protection from the wind. Most of the trails surround many of the lakes.
Our course is different from other ultras previously run at Chain O'Lakes.
Indiana Trail 100 Staff
We're pleased to announce that Mary Ann Troutner has become a part of the Indiana Trail 100 staff. Mary Ann has extensive committee experience and as a native of Albion is ideally suited to help make this a showcase event for the local community and Chain O'Lakes State Park - the host site and benefactor of event proceeds.
Shirts/HatsIndiana Trail 100 tech shirts and hats are now available for purchase. To order, please click the below link.
We would like to welcome Fort Wayne Metals as a new sponsor to the Indiana Trail 100. They join Culligan Water of Columbia City, Jameson Coffee, Three Rivers Running Company, Whitley Chiropractic & Wellness Center, Montrail, 2Toms and 100 Mile Blend Coffee. We thank all of them for their support of the Indiana Trail 100. Please visit their links and support our sponsors.
We'll have unofficial training runs almost every weekend leading up to the Indiana Trail 100. We welcome any individuals or groups that would like to join us for these runs to familiarize yourself with the course. Please check the Indiana Trail 100 Facebook site for future training run information.
We're in search of volunteers to assist with trail maintenance. This includes accepting assistance of any ultra runners that need to fulfill volunteer obligations as part of an ultra event in 2013-2014.If you have an interest in this or volunteering for other race-related events, please contact Jerry Diehl at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. We thank you for making this event a great success.
Please keep checking our website and Facebook site for more details about training runs and any other items about the race that will interest you.